I'll take the time now to thank the Nordie team for actually allowing the game to go ahead. I'd gone with Eoin, Caolán, Chris, and some of the boyos from Way-ells the night before and ended up drinking gin & o.j. till half 11 before stumbling off home. My phone died when I got back and fell asleep on the couch so I slept in as I had no alarm, had a quick shower and a puke, rang a taxi and headed up there. When I finally arrived 45 mins later I made my apologies and was told that the Nordies' Dave Mc was still willing to throw dice even though they were fully entitled to take a 20-0 win (I wouldn't have complained to be honest).
So thanks again to Captain Jonny and the lads, but especially Dave, for their patience.
Game 1 vs Dave McCurdy's BA.
Primary: 5 Objectives
Deployment: Pitched Battle
Dave's list was from memory:
Libby with Rage, Shield
2 x Furrys with Magna-grapple, 2 Claws, EA in Pods
3 x 5 Lasplas Razor Assault Squads with Melta
5 man RAS Pod squad with Melta
2 Baals with Asscan and Heavy Bolters
Dread with Missile Launcher and Asscan
1:Wolf Lord (100) Thunder Hammer (30) Storm Shield (30) Saga of the Bear (35) Runic Armour (20) Thunderwolf Mount (45) 
2:Wolf Lord (100) Wolf Claw (20) Storm Shield (30) Runic Armour (20) Thunderwolf Mount (45) 
3:Wolf Lord (100) Frost Axe (25) Storm Shield (30) Saga of the Warrior Born (35) Runic Armour (20) Thunderwolf Mount (45) 
4:Wolfguard Battle Leader (70) Power Fist (25) Storm Shield (30) Thunderwolf Mount (45) 
1: Wolf Guard
3 Wolf guard (54) Power Fist (75) Combi-Melta (15)
1 Wolf guard (18) Combi-Plasma (5)
Troop 1: 5 Grey Hunters (75) Meltagun (5) Wolf Banner (10)  in Transport 1
Troop 2: 5 Grey Hunters (75) Meltagun (5) Wolf Banner (10)  in Transport 2
Troop 3: 5 Grey Hunters (75) Meltagun (5) Wolf Banner (10)  in Transport 3
Troop 4: 5 Grey Hunters (75) Plasmagun (10)  in Transport 4
Fast 1: 11 Fenris Wolves (88) 
Heavy 1: 5 Long Fangs (100) 4 Rockets (40) 
Transport 1: Rhino 
Transport 2: Rhino 
Transport 3: Rhino 
Transport 4: Rhino 
Dave had 1st turn and choice of table. I didn't get any photos as I'd forgotten my camera so you'll have to use your imaginations for once.
There were 5 objectives scattered across the board. Dave put his shooty Dreads in a wood on my right, his Baals on my left and his Lasbacks in the middle of his lines.
I deployed everything but 2 Rhino squads near the centre so they could make a last turn dash for coins. The Fangs were in the middle of my backline and the TWC would be able to race through anything that dropped. Like his 2 Furiosos with a pair of Snippy claws and magna-grapples. And Meltas.
The Furries both dropped turn 1 and did sweet FA to my tanks/Fangs so I nuked one with Meltas while the Hammer Lord rushed the other. After 3 turns of combat the Lord was fighting a 1-armed Furry, took a wound, rolled a 10 and ran off the board. The same turn the WGBL took a wound from a Furioso, blew it up and died in the explosion. Very, very shitty.
|He held them both up for 4 rounds of combat. Legend.|
I was able to chew through the Lasbacks and Preds with the TWC gradually before they died and because I was targeting Dave's Troops with mine he was down to 2 at the bottom of Turn 5. It went on.
He carved through one of the Hunters with his Libby, Sang Priest and RAS. I had 1 objective and 1 contested and one of my hero Wolf Guard managed to take out another scoring unit while being pummelled by 3 Marines and 2 Dreads on my right. As a result Dave was now down to 1 Troop. I had a win if it ended but it went on. Sigh.
|He killed off a squad and Libby but not Father Ted.|
As a result we tied on Primary but Dave won the Secondary despite losing 2 KP in his last turn. I suppose it was only fitting that he managed to get the win. Karma and all that. After adding up all the other scores for the round we'd managed a draw.
Short and sweet. Onto round 2 with the Barbarians.